Life sciences covers a multitude of diverse areas and applications, from microorganisms, plants, animals, and human beings, covering topics such as medicine and drug discovery, cancer, biology and biotechnology and the list goes on and on.
Cuberts range of real time non-scanning imaging spectrometers, that combines the simplicity of a point ‘n’ shoot camera with the precision of hyperspectral imaging, provide an excellent optical platform for researchers and manufacturers to diagnose and detect various types of cancers and diseases. More recently hyperspectral imaging is being trialled for early detection of Alzheimers and brain tumours with modest success.
Non Scanning Spectral Imaging
The Cubert design is a non-scanning design, a full frame (snapshot) spectral image is taken in less than a millisecond providing 2,500 to 100 thousands of single spectra per cube and up to 20 cubes per second. This means that unlike many of their competitors who generally use push broom technology with a line scan camera, they have to move either the sensor or the sample to build up their data cube, which sometimes can take a long time depending on size of the sample (patient) and the lighting conditions. This can be extremely difficult when the operating room is limited in space or a microscope manufacturer has to include some sort of linear motion device into their design. This can prove costly in terms of time and money.
Cubert recently launched multiple cameras capable of applications for microscopy, ranging form the FireflEYE to the ButterflEYE Systems. All of our cameras offer state of the art diagnostic tool for pathology and cytogenetic labs, as well as OEM microscope manufacturers.